Saturday, September 3, 2011

Weekend Cooking;The yumminess that is Bread Pudding w/ Whiskey Sauce

Teenage Son wrapped in new quilt  made by
amazingly talented mother-in-law!  
This is one of my husband's favorite desserts and so I whipped it up to celebrate our anniversary.  I like bread pudding but the pull for me is the sauce!  This recipe is from an old Vegetarian Times (Feb, 2009) and its been written in my favorite recipes book ever since.

(Image from VT)
Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

3 large eggs
2 egg whites
1 cup skim milk
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
5 cups cubed day old whole wheat bread, cut or torn into 1/2 in-cubes
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Whisk together first 7 ingredients.  Fold in cubed bread, raisins and cranberries.  Let stand 5 minutes for bread to absorb custard.  Set oven to 350 degrees.  Coat 9-in square baking pan with spray and spread bread  mixture into pan.  Bake 35-40 minutes until no egg mixture is bubbling up.  

Whiskey Sauce:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup whiskey

Add water and brown sugar to small saucepan.  Bring to a boil on med-high and let boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and add whiskey.  Boil 2 more minutes and then transfer to small pitcher.  Let cool just a bit and serve warm over individual bowls of bread pudding.  Add flavored whipped cream to top of bowl.

This is such an easy recipe for the delicious "ooohs" and "aahhhs" you will get when you serve it!
Weekend Cooking is a regular meme hosted by Beth Fish Reads-click to her link to find many more food-related posts and recipes.

Happy Cooking!!